School Nurse Guide to Air Quality Index (AQI)

The AQI, or the Air Quality Index, is a measuring “tool” to determine how healthy (or unhealthy) the air is outside. This is not only for the respiratory-compromised. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) uses this simplified Air Quality Index or AQI to help report the air quality in a format that even we school nurses can understand. It gives us

School Nurse’s Guide Back to School

School Nurse's Guide to Back to School

School Nurse's Guide to Back to SchoolToday is day one of the new school year. Today, after getting to school and getting hugs from some of my favorite people, I mosied back to my office to start digging out of the pile that usually accumulates after a summer of school cleaning and office organization. Summer is over...I am sad...but also